Cute Overload :D
Get over me, hon. I’m way outta your league.
Ron S., it looks like Bella is having a little talk with Snickers. Hope Snickers took it well.
Oooh, a Wheaten!!!
Is Bella from Baltimore?
Bella has some seriously long legs! That makes it easy to see why foals have such a hard time learning to stand up…
A wheaten like mine!!! Woot woot!
she looks like a supermodel!
WOW those are loooong legs, they go all the way to the ground!. ;-)
REALLY question: what is the diff between a foal and a colt?
this is one g orgeous feast thine eyes critter. so perfect.
LOL, i thought the wheaten was the horse….hoo boy
Foal is a generic term for any baby horse. A colt is male, and a filly is female
Ohhh, more baby horsies <3
i love horsies!! especially babys!!
I think male is a Stallion and colt could be either !
the cool thing is that it’s “programmed” into them to attempt to get up ON those mega laigs, within moments after birth. Survival/ fittest and all of that ….
@ tracylee: AND she’s wearing a totally natural pony-tail, too :)
Here ya go peeps
gender-neutral singular female male
baby foal filly colt
adult gelding mare stallion
(spec. neut. male)
To the best of my knowledge, the six terms above:
foal, filly, colt and gelding, mare, stallion can ALL be used with each particular animal whether standard size or pony breed. If no gender is known, use “foal” for immature and “horse” or “pony” for the adult, depending on its size.
“Pony” is gender-neutral (either gender possible) however pony is pretty uniformly used to distinguish the breeds which will still be shorter in height, even as full-grown adult animals….
OR in thoroughbred racing such as the Kentucky Derby, the stable hands or trainers will also use the term “pony” to refer to a companion horse whose “job” is “mellowing out” the high-bred, high-energy thoroughbreds.
Two of the most-familiar specific Pony Breeds are Shetlands and Connemara. Some actual “pony” breeds tend toward having a relatively stocky or “beefy” body type.
Then these days there are also MINIATURE horses, even smaller than ponies; more like the size of dogs.
I’ll bet this will go to the Moderayshon Lounge, due to the “special” words which have to do with breeding.
*hums a tune and heads down the cobbled trail*
gah oh “crappity crap” I set up a thing about the genders and sizes and words in horsey things….with particular spacing under “gelding” “stallion” etc but the WordPress function *killed* my spacing which makes that part read illogically.
*shakes fist at the uncooperative Innernets*
ON TYPEWRITERS THE SPACING STAYED THE WAY I DID IT !!!!!
He is a foal for love.